Joel Preston JONES
1. It is quite possible that Joel was cutting ties for the railroad and ended up at Trinidad, Colorado.
2. The railroad wa finished in 1878 and that is when JP moved back to Kansas.
Alvin Lee BARBER
1. The "boys" were playing in the wagon when a 22 rifle discharged and hit Alvin...it was an accident and Lena never said who might have been responsible.